Three day tour around east France battlefields


An outstanding tour for any history buffs or anyone who likes to go "Off the beaten path". Starting at the trenches of Verdun, continuing at Luxembourg, visiting the tomb of Gen. Patton, numerous stops around the "Battle of the Bulge" area, the famous city Bastogne and many other battle sites of WW1 & WW2. 

This tour can be combined or battle sites can be exchanged with various religious or historical sites.
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Fort Douamont (Verdun)

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US Cemetery & the tomb of Gen. Patton

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"Plan of the visit Maginot Line"

2750

Highlights of the tour

  • Verdun battlefields, trenches & related sites
  • Luxembourg city & citadelle
  • US Cemetery & the tomb of Gen. Patton
  • Bastogne & the sites of "Battle of the Bulge"
  • Maginot Line fortress
  • Other interresting sightseeing

Full Description

The price of the tour is 2750 Euros

  • Price for the group: 1 to 7 guest
  • Direct pick up and drop off to your accommodation
  • Private guide / driver (same person)
  • Tour itinerary and flexibility to change the tour
  • Spacious, aircoditioned minibus

More Included

Full description of the tour

PROPOSED ITINERARY DAY ONE

WW1 SITES, VERDUN BATTLEFIELDS, MILITARY FORTRESSES, MONUMENTS & CEMETERIES

7:00am depart Direct pick up from your accommodation in Paris
Fort Fermont Fort Fermont is one of the largest artillery position. Interiour and exteriour visit of the entire complex. The visit including a video takes +/- two hours
Lunch Traditional local restaurant of sandwiches in the car (can decide on the day)
Fort Douamont (Verdun)
The mightiest of the forts surrounding Verdun. Vesit of the fort, exposition of photographs & movie. Barracks room, 155mm gun turret and more
Douamont ossuary The ossuary contains the remains of 130.000 soldiers !
Trench of Bayonets
A monument built by an American artist
The "Red Zone" and the destroyed villages Nine villages in the "Red Zone" were razed to the ground. Some positions of the houses and public buildings remain till today, but were never rebuilt - They became ghost villages that "Died for France" during the great war
Verdun citadel & underground galleries Nine villages in the "Red Zone" were razed to the ground. Some positions of the houses and public buildings remain till today, but were never rebuilt - They became ghost villages that "Died for France" during the great war
+/-5pm drop off to your hotel in luxembourg or Verdun
Suggestion of the hotels will be sent to you upon booking

PROPOSED ITINERARY DAY TWO

LUXEMBOURG CEMETERY (GRAVE OF GEN. PATTON), NUMEROUS BATTLE OF THE BULGE SITES

US Cemetery Luxembourg Casualties of Battle of the bulge and grave of Gen. G.S. Patton Jr
German war cemetery Visit optional - can be decided on the day
Clervaux Picturesque town / Begining of the battle of the Bulge
Saint Vith Known for the fierce tank battles
Malmedy The infamous Malmedy massacre
Houffalize Almost compmetely destroyed the town became a martyr during the Ardennes offensive. Stop and sightseeing of a German Panther tank in the town
Afternoon in Luxembourg
SIghtseeing and stops at Villa Pauly (former Gestapo headquarters), Hollerich Memorial of deportation, old town, citadelle, cathedral and other
  Evening in Luxembourg on your own

PROPOSED ITINERARY DAY THREE

MAGINOT LINE FORTESS, BASTOGNE BATTLEFIELDS, 101ST AIRBORNE - "SCREAMING EAGLES" SITES

Bastogne square Various stops at the sites continuing the difficult progress of US Army through the Normandy countryside
Jack Woods At the city St Lo, which known also as the "City of Martyrs" you will be still able to sightsee some damage done to this town by the massive Allied bombardment
Foy Learn about the epic stand of the US 30st Div that hold off German SS Div for almost a week
Bizory Chapel Lunch in the car - stop for fresh sandwiches
Mardansson Memorial Learn about the Falaise gap and about the destruction that hapened there
Bastogne museum Area where the German army got encircled by the Allies. Visitor center, movie and museum dedicated to the Falaise gap battles
Ouvrage de la Ferte Visit and explore two massive combat blocks (bunkers) linked with underground tunnel accompanied by your guide. Ouvrage de la Ferte is the most northern part of the French Maginot line. It was exactly here where German army stormed into France in 1940 at attacked this fotified position. Interiour & exteriour visit of the entire complex + a video introduction.
  Important information for participants !
"To proceed from one fortified position to the second, every participant has to take a 90 feet staircase down, than walk a 300 yard long narrow corridor and another 90 feet staircase up (there is no lift). There will be atleast one-two breaks while taking the staircase up, but it is still a physically demanding experience. The visit is also not recomended to someone who is claustrophobic due to the close up space"
See the photo "Plan of the visit Maginot Line"
+/- 4:30pm depart Direct drop off to your accommodation in Paris or airport

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WHATS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

  • Governmental tax - No hidden extra fees
  • VIP Private Trip 1 to 7 guests – Price is for the group
  • Private spacious and luxury Van – Full option 7 seater mini bus
  • English speaking driver / guide
  • Insurance while guest in the car (transportation insurance)
  • Pick up and drop off from and to the hotel/accommodation in Paris
  • Full transportation including all road charges (petrol, parking, highway fees)
  • Planning and Flexibility of the itinerary
  • Suggestions and booking of hotels & restaurants (If needed)
  • For multiple day tour - guides accommodation, breakfast and dinner are covered

WHATS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks & snacks expenses
  • Entrance fees to any museums, activities, visits and tastings
  • Your own hotel - accommodation - overnight stay
  • Guides lunch on guests expenses (20Euros max)
  • Any additional or personal expenses
  • Guides gratuity (optional)
  • Each guest personal insurance : The guest has to be covered with his own private international travel insurance for any accidents or sickness while being on the tour as Private Trip does not take any responsibility for it

Useful informations

We operate in any weather conditions such as rain, wind or fog. Good clothes and comfortable, warm walking shoes are strongly adviced.

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